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    ICANN Staff and Structure 'ICANN Fix-it': Danny Younger on Reorganization
    posted by michael on Saturday March 16 2002, @05:20AM

    Danny Younger, lately GA Chair, has published what seems to be part one of an extended essay on ICANN reorganization. Cute graphics, entertaining writing, nice metaphor, but I confess I'm not quite sure where he's going with this...

    In particular, how do we get from 'here' to 'there'? I guess we'll just have to wait for Part Two.

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    Re: 'ICANN Fix-it': Danny Younger on Reorganizatio
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Saturday March 16 2002, @08:05AM (#5322)
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    To be incedibly optimistic, the members of the Public who aren't well served by the status quo, and who would have presumably had their interests better served by an At Large, would get a maximum of 5 seats:

    Small Business
    Public Interest Groups
    Noncommercial Groups

    If 6 seats (let alone 9) are unacceptable to the present Board, why would 5 be OK? The current 5 At Large members have never voted en bloc on any resolution that threatens the entrenched interests. They often won't even provide a second for each other's motions. There is no reason to believe that would improve under Danny's suggestion. And how does one even define these groups, part of getting from 'here' to 'there'? Are present and former BoD members individuals? Is Kent Crispin a non-commercial group?

    OTOH, looking from the inside out, why would IP interests settle for one, perhaps two (including big business) seats? And where is the GAC in this? Will they willingly accept going from a potential 5 seats to zero? Seeing as the USG DoC maintains control of the root, why not create a seat specifically for USG interests? Perhaps such an individual would be less likely to be told they can't see the corporate records than Karl Auerbach.

    Well, Danny posted this to spark discussion, but let's be realistic. The wheels have fallen off the big yellow taxi. They're paving paradise to put up a parking lot and we won't know what we've got till it's gone. -g

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    Re: 'ICANN Fix-it': Danny Younger on Reorganizatio
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Sunday March 17 2002, @05:58AM (#5333)
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    Danny has posted Part 2 of what appears a continuing series, this one dealing with funding. .vi ccTLD manager Peter de Blanc's response is interesting. UltraDNS can be found here. In addition to handling .name and .tv, they're a new.net partner. -g
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    Re: 'ICANN Fix-it': Danny Younger on Reorganizatio
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Wednesday March 20 2002, @07:29AM (#5431)
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    Danny has now posted Part 3. -g
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